Luxembourg at a glance
Nestled in the heart of Western Europe, Luxembourg is celebrated for its picturesque, transporting landscape of castles, medieval villages and rolling countryside of forests and vineyards. Though the city’s Old Quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage site, Luxembourg is also a leading modern centre of finance and, thanks to a thriving steel and technology industry, remains one of the most affluent cities in the world.
With a history stretching back to the 10th century, it is no surprise that Luxembourg has firmly established itself as one of Europe’s leading capital cities. The city’s multicultural history remains an everyday part of the region and is perhaps most evident in the country’s three official languages – Luxembourgish, French and German – all of which many residents speak fluently. National history and art museums as well as popular festivals and exhibits keep the city abuzz with cultural delights, while idyllic sights such as the fairy-tale like Vianden Castle, the charming cobbled lanes surrounding the Grand Ducal Palace and the beautiful views from Chemin de la Corniche entice visitors with alluring appeal.
Perfect if you’re looking for:
- Picturesque setting
- Luxury short break
- Historic attractions
An efficient bus system operates within the city and its outskirts. Single and all day bus tickets, which can also be used on trains, can be purchased from the driver. Single tickets are valid for up to two hours after purchase.
A host of popular destinations lie just a short train ride away from the city centre, with lines running north, south and east. The scenic Ligne 10 route running toward Luxembourg is a great way to approach the city and see many of the popular sights.
Shopping in Luxembourg
From internationally recognized labels and upmarket accessories to leather goods, crystal and jewellery, an abundance of unique boutiques and shopping centres offer top fashion trends to suit every taste, with pedestrianized areas making access easy. Don’t forget to stop by one of the city’s traditional gourmet markets where you can enjoy a taste of nationally produced wine as well as fresh meats, cheeses and locally grown produce.
Dining in Luxembourg
Much like the plural languages of Luxembourg, its cuisine exhibits diverse influences from Germany, Belgium, and France. Traditional Luxembourg faire relies on simple, yet hearty dishes with peasant origins, while more sophisticated gastronomy goes to popular French recipes. Seafood dishes are also popular as well as locally brewed lagers and dry white wine produced along the north bank of the Moselle River.
Must try local dishes:
- Judd mat Gaardebounen – smoked pork boiled with special spices and vegetables, usually served with broad beans and potatoes
- Gromperekichelcher – crispy potato cakes that often include chopped onions and parsley.
- Quetschentaart – a sweet tart traditionally made with the damson plum.
Get your tailor-made city break itinerary
Osprey Holidays can create a fabulous short break to Luxembourg designed completely around your needs. We can arrange whatever you need, including:
- All travel and transfers on days of your choice
- Accommodation from our handpicked range of hotels, to suit your budget and requirements
Our award-winning team can provide expert advice and recommendations, from general questions to tiny details. Contact us now for your tailor-made itinerary.
- Important information
Population 543,202 Languages French, German Currency Euro Visa Information No visa required for UK citizens
- Average temperatures
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- Distance from airports
Luxembourg Airport 32km
- Railway stations